Our team is Intentional Exploration. The Intentional platform is an exciting new technology acquired by Microsoft in 2017. It is the basis for a number of new applications, the first of which, Whiteboard, is now in preview release and which will grow into a very general and powerful concept of Interactive Documents that are heterogeneous and have groupware, semantic encoding, and interactions built in. Intentional Exploration is a team led by Charles Simonyi of 15 people, eventually growing to 30, that works on the "XP Platform" which is substantial refactoring of the Intentional codebase with the goal of ever greater performance, functionality, and programmability.
8+ years of experience
Familiarity with graphics APIs and communication APIs in general
Familiarity with different operating systems, for example Windows, IOS, and Android
Working familiarity with C# and its development environment
Familiarity with functional languages and functional programming
Exceptional applied grasp of software engineering principles and practices
Interest in accessibility techniques is a plus
Good communication skills
Leadership experience is a plus
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Interfacing the XP platform to specific services: the Intentional graphics layer, peer-to-peer networking, various translation and transcription services, interfaces to MS Substrate services.
Bringing the Modern Debugging framework (trace/query-based debugging) to the Intentional code.
Performing other refactoring and development tasks within the Intentional system.
Developing strategies for porting the system to different operating environments and different languages.
When required, performing the duties of a team leader.
Communicate effectively in written form or in presentations with the team and with development partners.
This is an exciting opportunity for a leadership position and an opportunity to contribute to flagship applications through interactive Documents.
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